CN Release Second Edition of Concept Notes: Art, Design and Security in One

29 February 2024

‘Concept Notes: Art, Design and Security in One’, the second issue of our special report summarising the latest house notes, is now available to download and read.


Following the success of the first supplement issue in 2021, Currency News released the second version covering the newest concept notes over the intervening period.


The second edition supplement covers the latest demonstration (house or concept) notes from banknote printers, substrate and feature suppliers. It reviews the features, technologies, production processes and partnerships that have generated these notes.

Inside the Report are the following house notes:

  • Designing Sustainable Security (Louisenthal)
  • Teamwork Provides Celebration of New Printworks in Mexico (Bank of Mexico)
  • Intelligent Evolution with RAPID® Vision Detect (Crane)
  • Pinball – Upping Your Game with MOTION SURFACE® (Crane)
  • UNIVERSAL 5 – Redefining Banknote Security and Design (PWPW)
  • Escher® Portraits – Advancing Digital 3D Portrait Design (Orell Füssli)
  • Cash Forever – in a Galaxy Far Far Away (Oberthur Fiduciaire)
  • The Phoenix Rises, Giving Power to the Print (Komori)
  • The George Boole Specimen – Connecting Today and Tomorrow’s Technologies (SICPA)
  • A Beautiful, Secure World with the KINEGRAM® (KURZ)
  • Windows and All That Jazz (Landqart)
  • Happy Birthday to Us (Landqart)
  • Perfect Blend of Elegance and Security (Casa de Moneda de Chile)

The report also examines the design rationale behind each note and how it makes them come to life, illustrated by the magnificent images in this report.

Concept Notes is available via the Currency News website –